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Gangster Squad (review)

Gangster Squad! In color! This is blustery postwar mythologizing about the violent birth of the modern metropolis, all pulpy-bright even when it’s night…

The Rum Diary (review)

It’s hard to imagine that Hunter S. Thompson created his semiautobiographical journalist Paul Kemp as such an ineffectual figure…

caption this! image from ‘Avatar’

Fun for Wednesdays! We look at an image from an upcoming movie and write snarky, witty, or otherwise entertaining captions for it. No prizes, it’s just for fun. Avatar is the long-awaited epic science fiction film from James Cameron that is going to change cinema forever, cure world hunger, and bring peace to the Middle … more…

trailer break: ‘Public Enemies’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Remember: It’s wrong — it’s totally wrong — to glamorize crime and criminals. That’s why John Dillinger, who was a bad man, a very bad man, is being played by ultrasexy Johnny Depp. So that no one gets the idea that criminals are sexy. Yes, this trailer … more…

Boiler Room and Wall Street (review)

And that realistic attitude is a big part of what makes Boiler Room so refreshing: Younger doesn’t offer any pat, happy endings, doesn’t have all his characters wrap things up by kissing and making nice. The film ends on such an abrupt note — and such a perfect one — that I gasped with unexpected delight.